Sunday, 18 May 2014

Sunshine Of Life

Good Sunday morning all!  I have been having a look back through some files and found some cards that were never posted so I thought I would sprinkle them in over the next few weeks (hope you don't mind seeing some older ones!)  This is definitely classed as one of those cards where the dies do absolutely all the work for you.  I like these kind though, so you can just have a play with the dies and see what you come up with!  First I embossed the background using the Wild Holly embossing folder from Couture Creations.  I extended the pattern to create a slightly larger background.  Using the Becca Feeken's Filigree Bracket Label and Tag die, I cut four of the tiny die to use as corners and glued them into place, adding a pearl to each of them.  Next I used the Lacey Tiers die and cut four out of silver card.  I arranged them on the card so they were all offset a bit to give a star sort of shape.  Next I went back to the Bracket set and cut two of the tags out of coconut white card and crisscrossed them and taped them together, adding a piece of mounting foam and placing them in the centre of my focal element.  I used the small die again and cut four more, but this time in silver and added them around a sentiment that I stamped and cut out with a square die and inked it with Brushed Pewter distress stain before removing it.    I added a silver square mat to it as well.  I finished the card with a combination of silver and white mats with my usual paper piercing on one of the white mat layers.  Finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" in size.

Now it's time for the winners of the Weekly Comment Game to be announced.  This week's winners are:
Sandra Biggs!!!
Diane G!!!

For the extra qualifying post of Wed. May 14th, the winners are:
Alice G!!!
Dawn Louise!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your prizes.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Happy Sunday Sue and everyone. Love todays card, gorgeous. Congrats to all winners.
Gail, my thoughts are with you at this sad time, I hope your brother gets the care he needs soon, it is so hard for his family to see him like this and not be able to help him.
Steph, I can imagine your tears, I remember when I saw my daughter try her dress on too, Mums huh, all the same.
Hugs to all Wilsonettes, you are all superstars.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue and all the crafty crew!!
Hope you are still having a ball at home.
Sheer indulgence, and decadence and totally awesome!! I love the holly berry and bracket label!!

I overdid it yesterday outside, only intend to be working for an hour to plant but with all the rain the allotment was a little overgrown and needed some extra work.
Sandra did get a little bit singed, as its really the first full day I have had outside, we worked for around 5 hours but completed everything, rushed home quick shower and change and collected our 91 year old neighbour and took her to our local allotment plant sale, in-between supervising the builders who are replacing all the mock Tudor timbers possible 80 yrs old and then rendering, painting all the outside etc...
All was going well but the sky dish had to be moved so could not watch my recordings of Julia's Demos.

Well its going to be a scorcher again today, so slip, slap, slop and I am going to wear my Tilly hat which will keep my head cool..
Pam, Sandra, Brenda Norah, Vick, Lancashire Steph and lady who is having an eye op, a special hug for you today!!

Have a really lovely day!!
Cameeli xx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

PS, forgot to congratulate all the winners, enjoy!!!
Cameeli xx

Anonymous said...

WHOOO!!WHEEE! Lucky, lucky me!! Well done to all the rest of the winners too. Another interesting card today. Thank you, thank you Sue.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - no I certainly dont mind older cards as it reminds me to get those dies out out again! Love this - haven't got all the kit required for this one but I could substitute I am sure. More gardening today - it's a lovely sunny day here today - perhaps summer has started a tad early this year me thinks? if so, let's hope it stays a while. Happy SUNday all!
Clare W

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today it's amazing just what can be done with dies alone.

Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A lovely card. I like how you have made the dies work in different ways and kept it simple with the silver and white colour way. Never got these dies but i think i need to get them lol. Congrats to all the winners. Hope you are having a lovely weekend with your family and getting some lovely samples made ready for your return with your new goodies. Take Care.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

cebelica said...

Oh wow, this is really pretty. Fab work! Hugs! xx

Vick said...

Good Morning lovely lady!!
well.......i am not going to lie, i am not keen on the shape made up from the diecuts but all tha same it is a beautiful card! and another unique one! I hope you have a lovely Sunday & that goes for everyone here, hugs, Vick
My YTCHannel vixcrafts
P.S Congrats to all the comments game winners this week! enjoy your stamp!!

Susi Mortimer said...

Morning Sue and everyone,
Lovely card today.
Congrats to all the winners.
Have a lovely Sunday everyone.
Susi xx

Brenda Lello said...

Good morning Sue,
Another wonderful creation I'm always amazed at how you seem to bring something so different I love it.
Congratulations to all the winners.

Hope everyone has a good day, love Brenda xxx

Anonymous said...

Sunny Sunday Smiles to you Sue and all Wilsonettes. Im looking forward to seeing the 'older' cards,.I may even have some of the ingrediants at some point.
What did we do for focal points before dies came along ? Me, it was decoupage and 'yackie tackie' elements I think, but that was when I knew very little about the crafting world ! I may know just a little more now, but a LONG way to go and SO much still to learn from you Sue and lovely Wilsonettes, but hoping to get there one day !
A beautiful show. It shouts Look at ME, Im beautiful, its amazing what a few pieces of metal can do.

Many congrats to all winners, can your Sunday get any better ? I think not.
Need to get my body in working order as Im at the big Summer family day market, its on for longer too, so my bottle of 'friendly' pain med must travel along too !
However all my friends are spending this glorious sunny day, stay happy and safe and enjoy the day.
Love you and thoughts and gentle hugs go to all.
Lancashire Steph xx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, You've done it again This Card Is A Real Stunner, I Love everything about it, I So Love The Rich Opulent Colours You've Chosen, I Love The Fabulous Embossing Folder from Couture Creations.
I So Love The Becca Feeken Filigree Bracket Label and Tag Die Set especially when I'm so lucky to own it.
I love how you've cut the four corners, then using
The Lacy Tiers Die you've cut four of these and offset them very Striking Indeed. Then there's the Awesome Sentiment, Sue this is a very Beautiful Card I Just Love It! Thank You So Very Much For Sharing Your Talent, Tips, and Techniques with us I really appreciate every thing you do, and I'm sure every one feels the same.
Take Great Care Sue
Love and Hugs from Sam x
NORAH: I Just Wanted To say I Received "My Tied Together" Embossing Folder from Couture Creations, I know I've said Thank You, but I'd like to say it once again, so "Thank You" I'm going to enjoy using it.
You take care.
Hugs from Sam x
Have A Great Sunday All.
A Huge Congratulations To All The Winners Of The Weekly Comments Gifts. Hugs from Sam

Kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you another scorcher of a card just like today is, take care all don't get too hot and burnt Kitty. congrats to all the winners

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, love this card, love the effect of the dies layered like that. Congratulations to all the winners. Love Jean xxxx

Micky French said...

Love this card Sue.
I am loving your dies, I have been using them to make Mothers day cards for some Polish girls at work.
Congratulations to all you lucky winners
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone , beautiful card for a beautiful day.Becca Feekin certainly produces some wonderful things as you do Sue. Thanks for sharing, enjoy your day and congrats to all the winners x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue and all the wilsonettes. Sue youve done it again. I just dont know where you get your ideas from cos this one is stunning. Ive not got these dies but im going to play with some others and see what I can come up with. Hope you are having a good time with your mum. Take care xxx

Debs A xx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Its lovely to see some of the older cards and the way you use the dies. Although you could have made it yesterday as it is so nice I wouldn't have known it was an older one. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Its raining here at the moment. Typical when I have a week of work, but it's still nice not to have to rush about. Looking forward to the next card. Congrats to all the winners. Hugs Heather.x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Well done winners, great card Sue.

hazel young said...

Wonderful card Sue love the colours and design xx hazel

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Any card you want to post is fantastic, old or new. I don't have any of the dies/embossing folders but you have inspired me to get out my older dies and adapt.
Congratulations to all the winners and hugs to those in pain.
Sue xxx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
One thing for sure, I am never disappointed when I click on your Blog each day. Everything you make and show is always stunning.
An older card maybe but so beautiful, I love it.
I have some of these dies so might just have to have a play later to see what I come up with.
Have a great day

Patricia xx

Debra Denman said...

Lovely card Sue. The dies really are the star here. It's another beautiful day to nice to craft (dare I say) so enjoy your garden the rain is coming back. So plenty of days for crafting coming this week. Contrulations to all the winners.
Debra x

karenlotty said...

Congrats to winners and a very pretty card Sue It's lovely to see some if the older dies

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue and everyone
The weather is not sure what it wants to do today, but I have lots to do, including finishing a card for my great niece's birthday, she will be five on Tuesday. I really like today's card and I to have loads of unused dies, so I must get them out of their packets and try them! Congratulations to all of the lucky winners, enjoy your prizes.
Dawn Searle xxx

Ivonka said...

Hi Sue! A lovely card to cheer up a very rainy morning here. Thanks - Yx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a stunning card love seeming all your cards from past to present you are so talented thank you Tracy w x

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful again, nice to see some older dies ad what a pretty effect. Congratulations to all the winners xx

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely card -as usual!
Have a great day,
Congrats to winners!

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue, A beautiful card as always. Hazel xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
You are the sunshine in our lives I look forward to our daily 'Sue' fix. Sometimes I need to see something with the older dies to remind me to bring them out and use them. I love what you've done with these dies it's so pretty. It's amazing that you can now make a beautiful card by just using dies.
Congratulations to all the winners
Hugs x
Heather T
Ps I am away in our caravan and forgot to bring my crafting stuff so I'm having withdrawal symptoms lol

doreenj said...

It might be an old card to you, Sue, but new to me!!!!! Love the colours, elegant silver & white, so I must, like the others, get my older dies out and try again!!

Congrats to the winners, maybe I'll see my name there one day!!!

Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This card just goes to show that you don't have to be 'young' to be beautiful - sometimes beauty comes with age - well that's what I keep telling myself every time I see another wrinkle! Love this card as the dies are just beautiful. Congrats to all the winners and I hope everyone can enjoy the lovely weather today.
Beverley W

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card and I for one certainly don't mind you using older dies as it is good to have a reminder of what we have got! I often forget about my older dies as they are right at the bottom of my box. Really do like this card though. Hope you are having a good time with your Mom.
Gail, I'm so sorry that a care plan hasn't been sorted out for your brother. I hope something is sorted quickly and that he is not in too much pain. My heart goes out to you all. Lindsay pleased the foals are enjoying the sunshine. Lynne good to hear fur babies are back to their normal naughty behaviour! Steph you must have been so proud of your daughter. Love and hugs to all. Congrats to all of the winners. Love Alison xxx

Victoria said...

What a clever idea Sue. Looks like a single die from afar, but closer up, you get the dimension. I love seeing your 'older' cards too! Thank you Sue and well done to all the winners.

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
I love to see any card you post, mind I'm not so keen on this one!
Pam thank you for your kind thoughts. Well done all the winners!
Hubby's birthday today so off to London later for a meal and a concert, it was already booked so thought we would still go.
Gail Cx

Jane said...

mmmmm not sure about today's card leave this one as not sure .

Jane xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I like the way you have layered the die cuts.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
It is, indeed, all about the dies here and stunning it is too.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue,
What a clever idea to make the sun out of the dies in the background. I really like it. Congratulations to all the winners, and have a good day everyone. xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card love the star shape you are so clever the way you move the die cut shapes around note to self must try to do this. I love Becca's dies more onto the wish list.

Congratulations to the winners.

Have a lovely Sunday everyone hope the Mr Sunshine is shining on you all.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

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Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue,
I love to see the old cards, it sends my brain working - thinking I could do this and I could do that, and oh, wouldn't that be nice for "so and so" with a little bit of a "such and such" on. Oh Sue! I've just got to go to my workroom right now. Thank you very much. Love from Mary -Durham

Lilian said...

Silver is my favourite metal of choice, so this card really
sings to me. Best Wishes, Lilian

rachel said...

a beautiful card - love the layering effect - fab xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Thank you for a beautiful gift this morning and one that doesn't take days to complete but still looks so complicated. I love the idea of the dies doing all the hard work.
This is of course ideal for those pesky men in our lives and changing colours can have lots of different meanings.
We have sunshine again and it's a lovely warm morning here so it's off into Derbyshire to see my eldest daughter and son in law at their small animal rescue centre.
Cam it's lovely to have you back in your normal spot but where oh where has your R&R gone which is really needed after a wedding and the dreaded OFSTED? Good luck for today Steph. Just take care.
Congrats to all the very luck winners. Take care and see you tomorrow.
Janet x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue.
Lovely card. Like the way you have layered the die cuts. The little corners are cute too. Thanks for sharing.
Congrats to all the winners.
Crafty hugs to all.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card . love Jean Z xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the way you have used the dies and layered them. I must have a loom at my dies and see which ones I could use with this technique. Congratulations to all the winners. Have a great day. Love Jackie

Marion said...

Hi Sue really like this one .
I can see it in my favourite colour lilac and no big bow im a happy bunny.
Marion H

PharmacyMichele said...

Another lovely card where dies are the main focal point-I love it. Congrats to all the winners.


Diane said...

Hi Sue today's card is really pretty and it's good to see old ones to remind us what to do. I haven't got those dies so will adapt. I'm very excited to be a winner today it has made my day thank you. I will be in tiouch later. Have a great day with your mum I hope the weather is good where you are. Love Diane G xxxx

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

One thing about your cards is that they never date and todays is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing, congratulations to all of todays winners and Sue, I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, I am using my old laptop as I am at our home from home minus a good broadband signal, so my colour doesn't really give your card its true colours. That said the card is really lovely, and it shows how a die can really make a card.
Have a great day everyone.
X Ros

Rachel Taylor said...

I love the layering on this one .congrats to the winners
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Rachel Taylor said...

I love the layering on this one .congrats to the winners
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Helen Kington said...

Good morning Sue and all out there is happy Wilsonette land. I love seeing all your creations Sue new and old so don't ever think we will mid what you post. You are so good to do this every day and give us all so much inspiration.
Builders were due at 8 am again this morning it is now 8.30 no sign - but it was the same yesterday they came at 9 - maybe they forgot to put their clocks back LOL.
Have a good day everyone the weather here is super and with a change forecast I think I should get all the washing done. Have a good day Helen xx

Jan.moogie said...

Well a card I can make as I have most of the dies needed, just have to do a different background as I do not have that folder(yet). Did I tell you how much I like it, great card Sue and so adaptable.xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a brilliant shape you have made with those dies. Fantastic, enjoy your Sunday x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, It is good to be reminded of older dies, sometimes they get a bit forgotten when lovely new ones come out. I love the way you have made the dies do all the work, it certainly keeps the eye looking at all the levels. Have a lovely day everyone.

Love Rosemarie xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Wonderful card today Sue and great use of the dies. The Silver and coconut always looks lovely together. I don't mind whether you cards ar new or old I just love seeing your creations.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Sue just to let you know I'll be away till Friday so don't think I'm ignoring your beautiful work.

Love Sheila xx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card would also try this in gold just beautiful.
Congratulations to the winners
Carol x

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love it!

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love it!

June Horrocks said...

Love the card sue the dies are lovely thank you. Congrats to the winners love always June xx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
What a treat to see an older card, love how you have used the dies, very clever. Great colour choice too. Stunning.
Congratulations to the winners, enjoy your gift.

TOB said...

Love to see some of the older dies in use, I have lots of them and they are very different to the ones now, they only cut once (don't have several layers) but they are still beautiful. Each card looks different to everyone, and while I probably wouldn't send this to anyone I know I would still make it to sell. I love that the dies just work for themselves. Hugs to everyone who needs them. Keep covered from the harmful sun rays and enjoy your day if you can. Theresa xx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good reminder again Sue to look at our older dies and bring them out to play!! Shall not have that luxury at present, end of year accounts for the charity I help will be taking all my time for the next few weeks!! love from Jackie D

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Great card and use of dies too.
Donna Jones

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card today Sue, don't mind at all seeing the older cards as it refreshes my memory and also remember the older dies that we all have

hollyberry said...

Lovely card today and certainly don't mind seeing"old"ones.

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue ....happy crafting ...x

Janice K said...

A great design that shows how beautifully lacy layering the dies can look.x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, love this card, the use of the dies and how you have layered them is superb. Love all the inspiration you bring even with "older" cards. Congrats to the winners, and have a lovely Sunday everyone. Bx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - it's nice to see some of the older dies again and I love what you do with your layering. It gives a completely different look. Congratulations to all today's winners. Have a great day. Best wishes

Glennis said...

This is so pretty - I think some dies are classics - they will be around forever!

Maryann Laursen said...

Another gorgeous card here today Sue, you always mskes them pop out to special.
Biiig congrats to all the lucky winners here today too, enjoy your prizes ladies and have lots of fun.

Joan D said...

Morning everyone. Beautiful card Sue, and yes the dies do seem to do all the work. Have a great day. Xxx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Great looking card today I love it .. hugs sarah xx

Alison Couchman said...

Lots of lovely lacy, frilly layers today. I don't care how old it is - if we haven't seen it then it will inspire us.

Gail - you go and enjoy your husband's birthday. It'll give you a short 'holiday' from the constant worry about your brother and you will be the stronger for it. As hard as it is for the sufferer, it can be as hard or harder for the family as they feel so helpless.
Well done to the winners.

Annie said...

Morning Sue and all! A lovely card as usual, Sue, I love seeing cards with older dies, it reminds me to have a dig around and use them again!
Hope everyone has a lovely day in the sunshine and congrats to the winners, lucky ladies! Maybe it will be me one day!
Hugs Annoe

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love seeing all your cards and this one is lovely I can see it in all colours for all occasions I have some dies like these so will give it ago.
Congratulations to all the winners
Love and hugs to all
Happy crafting Wilsonettes.
Love Tina x

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card, love the design and use of dies also the colours chosen.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

pat S Witney said...

Morning Sue
Another stunning card today. Don't mind the older cards as all your cards are stunning. My older cards aren't a patch on yours, but there much better now after joining your blog. Thanks for all the hints and tips. Congratulations to all the winners. Hope you have a good day Steph and keep your medication handy. Hugs to everyone who needs one today.

Sandra said...

Good sunny Sunday morning Sue & blog friends,
Please, let's see more of the older die cards, it's absolutely brilliant to get some inspiration for using dies we already have! So please feel free to dig them out!
Today's card is a great standby card, I have a box of made up cards with no sentiment, waiting for personalisation as required, it would be a great card for many occasions. I hope the Florida Sunshine is making your stay more enjoyable, I bet your mom dreads the end of your stay approaching!
Cameeli, we are fellow allotmenteers! Ours is a peaceful haven, I love going along and watching hubby work, I usually take along something crafty to do, as well as the refreshments of course! Take it easy today my friend, sounds like you had a super busy day yesterday. Congratulations to all winners.
Hugs to all,
Sandra. Xxxxx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue.
Lovely card. Think I could manage this one.
Love Val in Spain x

Kate's Cards said...


Anonymous said...

I love the way you layer and add texture, lovely card. Take care. Claire

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. As you can imagine we all have a collection of much loved older dies and having a few lovely cards like this will give us the push to get them out again. Well done you lucky winners enjoy your Sue specials. Far too lovely today to be stuck indoors crafting and the garden is calling so off I go. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, great to see older dies again I think we all forget about them from time to time, today's card is so opulent looking, thank you for all your inspiration.
Gail, you have to try and make life as normal as possible for yourself and your family at this sad time, I know we went though the same last year when we lost both my brother and brother-in-law in the space of six weeks, both had been unwell for a while (the dreaded big C) my thoughts are with you.
Congrats to today's winners, take care everyone, Jess x

Anonymous said...

Yes, good to see some oldies, Sue (not that I have them) and love the BF die, so pretty. Altogether a very nice card, always with your little touches that make that extra subtle impact (like the distressed pewter).
Well done to the winners.

'P' in Wales

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. The dies used are lovely. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Susan White said...

Lovely sentiment - and we need a bit of sunshine today!! Congrats to all the winners. Susan x

Emily said...

Lovely card. Thanks for sharing.

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
Lovely to see this card there are so many techniques and it's stunning!
Feel free to dig out the old ones.
Well done to all the Winners.
Not surprised there are so many winners now as the counter was clocking them up every second I was looking!!
Enjoy this lovely sunny Sunday.
Sheila x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Another lovely card today !! I agree with what you say Sue, it is lovely to make a card where the dies do all the work for you !! I know I do not use some of my older dies often enough. I get so excited about getting the next newly released die sets out, that I do forget about some of the older ones I have. I do however have my favourite dies that I often turn to when I am stuck for ideas and I am always pleased with their results !! Becca's dies look fab on today's card but I do not have any of them. I love the silver and white colour combo though. I have my Adorning Squares dies and I think I may have a play with these as I love them and they have not been used for a while !! At the mo I am making cards for family with your beautiful Granada dies, the Valencia dies, the Art Deco embossing folder and your fab Roses dies !! The dies are all stunning !! Thanks for sharing this card with us today.
I hope you have a lovely day today Sue, love Tres x x x

Congrats to all of today's lucky winners !! X x x

Lots of love to all the Wilsonettes today. I hope every one has a great Sunny Sunday, love Tres x x x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
Another different card using our dies in another way. I love the inspiration that you fill us with Sue, making us think to what dies we have that can do a similar job if we don't have the ones you have used like today, i just might have to try this card out with other dies that i have as it is so different and unusual. Thank you Sue for continuing to be our inspiration, our go to source but most of all our friend.
Well done Ladies, i know you are going to enjoy your stamp set when it arrives.
Have fun Sam with the TT folder, i am still waiting on the 2 that i ordered from them but that's ok because Mr Winge will be at work when they come and i can just put them in with the rest and he wont be any the wiser.
Oh Heather, crafty stash is the first i would pack as it would definitely be a must have, but hey that would be because i couldn't get out for a walk now. have a lovely time there anyway flower.
Gail, i'm going to wish your husband a lovely birthday and enjoy if you can the pre-arranged meal and theatre. I know your mind and heart will be miles away from it but i am hoping it will be a little bit of a lift.I know that you want to be there for your brother, but although it is hard for him at the moment, it can be a lot worse for you his family knowing that you can do nothing to help, it takes an awful lot out of you. The Marie Curie nurses are fantastic and actually NURSE, the MacMillan don't they only advise and don't do that very well either. You and your brother have been so much in my thoughts since you told us, that i can only send hugs to you and hopes that he is at least pain free.
Well we have the beautiful sunshine up here in Central Scotland today which makes up for the dreary day that it was yesterday. Thank goodness hubby has decided to have a day off today as he is "knackered" from all "HIS" efforts at putting in the front door and finishing it off. I had noticed that he did this all by his self, so my shoulders, hips, back, legs, arms etc are only just imagining the lifting and holding of a flippin heavy door going in and the yanking at and pushing to try and get the old lot out. I have gave the body a stiff talking to, to stop imagining things that it has done.
Lynne, when i go down to mum's each day i inform her off the new antics of fur babies Tilly and Cully. When i told her about the sliding the length of the kitchen/diningroom she was in hysterics laughing at them. Have you seen the for all the world it is a piece of plastic sheeting that you lay out on the grass and trickle water down it and the children do the same thing. Having said that, having seen it in action some of the children just happen to be 6footers' and shall be say slightly older than the small children that it is aimed at. The fur babies might enjoy it outside and on a good day it would keep them cool as well.
Well this is radio Glenochil signing off for today and i hope to see you all tomorrow, from my beautiful hills,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful. I am always amazed by what the dies can do. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Pearl said...

Fantastic card today Sue, the layering gives such depth.

The colours are lovely and I think could be adapted to many sentiments.

I don't have the embossing folder you uses, so yet another item to add to my 'want and need' list.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
It is always a delight to view anything you have created old or new .
Todays card is as lovely as always ,thank you for the idea i will be having a go later today { as i think i could manage this one }
Take Care Elaine H X
Congrats to all the lucky winners .x

englishrose897 said...

Lovely card today. Off to cut the grass..
Sally x

Lindsay Martin said...

Well done Sue for reminding us all to use our older dies, I have been terrible since you released yours and have been using them all exclusively!
It's a gorgeous day here in shropsire, I managed to clip my itchy horse this morning before it got too hot so he isnow a very happy boy, the foals are loving it at the moment playing together and then flopping down into the long grass and sleeping, oh to have their life.
Gail you enjoy tonight as much as you can, I'm sure your brother would never want you to change your plans. Norah, typical man to think he has done all the hard work! Cameeli I have loads of weeds here if you have nothing to do!!! Take it easy will you. Lynne hope those girls are giving you some amusement today, Steph hope you sold out and were not in too much pain. Take care everyone, and congratulations to all this weeks lucky winners xx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Good morning to all dear crafting friends!
Such a lovely card today Sue, older or new your results are always inspirational! As has been said today's card is another great all round card. Thank you! Don't have these dies but I'm getting better and better at adaptation! Whew that's a big word for a Sunday morning!
Lovely day again here! So pleased Norah that you have the sunshine today too. Pleased you have got a front door in place and hope you recover from all your efforts soon. I hate being a labourer I never get it right - maybe the instructions are wrong!
Steph hope today goes really well and that you sell loads!
Gail - Happy Birthday to your husband ! Hope you both have a lovely day. You do need a break and something else to occupy your mind - even for just a little while.
Well - my oven broke down this week - being repaired tomorrow but sharing this gem with you as I was expecting family for lunch today! Made a large lamb casserole on the hob - enough for 8 -10 people! They are unable to come! Just found out! Lamb casserole anyone!! All that chopping etc!
Keep smiling everyone - I'm trying to! Just remembered to be thankful for a lovely day, husband and good health. Get things out of proportion occasionally will try harder.
Love to all ,
Myra x

Myra P said...

Oops - congratulations to all the winners! Love Myra

Laura O said...

a great card ,love to see the older dies used .Laura O

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. A very eye catching and stylish card. xx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue, Sprinkle away, it's nice to be reminded of some of the older dies that tend to be forgotten for a while when new ones are bought. Congrats to all prize winners. Have a good day. SueL x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Like this card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
It's a lovely card and I'm so glad that the older dies are being shown again.
I was browsing through you older posts and found a card where you made a flower out of one of the damask dies -fascinating.
Have a good Sunday everyone and congrats to the lucky winners.
Hugs, Rose

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card love the two tones.
Well done to the winners

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Gorgeous card today, love the Wild Holly embossing and the delicate corners. It is great to see the older dies get an airing, as we tend to tuck them away which is a shame. Happy weekend to you and your Mom.
Special hugs to Pam.
Cameeli have a chill day today, you so deserve it.
Norah so glad that the sun is shining on your hills, take it easy after your DIY exertions, you make me smile, gentle hugs.
Steph hope you have a sell out, keep the meds handy and don't over do it.
Gail Happy Birthday to your husband, enjoy the pre booked meal and theatre, it will be what your brother would want for you, love and prayers to your brother and family.
Lindsay the foals sound so cute.
Lynne M your fur babies make me smile, love and hugs to you, Tilly and Cully.
Congratulations to the lucky winners, enjoy ladies.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Lacelady said...

Oooh, don't mind at all seeing some earlier ones, it's good to revisit the earlier dies sometimes.

Lorraine Freeman said...

Congratulation to the winners :) Love all the matting on today's card

Terry Owen said...

Oh that's gorgeous. It's nice toe see some of your older creations because as much as I've tried to look through your entire blog, it's not been easy and I'm sure to have missed a lot of really beautiful cards.
Thank you :)

Helen Barker said...

Gorgeous card,love the background and the offset dies.
Helen Bx

Anonymous said...

With dies as fabulous as this, why not let them do the work. Great layering, Sue.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi. Great card again today Sue. Love the use of all the dies. Congrats to all the winners. Have a lovely day and hugs to all xxx

Joanna Dickson said...

Good morning Sue.
It's really good to see some older pics too. I'm glad you have decided to sprinkle some thru. It's great to see the capabilities available with new dies but a refresher on some of the older ones reminds you what you have. I for one look forward to every blog but this is a great idea.
Well done to the lucky wilsonettes. What a great surprise for a Sunday.
Lots of love and crafty hugs,
Jo xx

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue another beautiful card, I don't have the dies you have used but I do have a square die I can use so going to have a bash at making it.. congratulations to all the winners. Yvonne xxx

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Sue, i love the card it's stunning as usual!!

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good afternoon Sue
New or old there is always something I can learn so please don't hold any back, they are all wonderful. Todays card is no exception, it is so beautiful the dies do all the work and will lend themselves to lots of occasions.

Cameeli take care don't overdo things enjoy some rest.

Steph hope all goes well at the farmers market and you sell lots! x
Gail thinking of you, hope you enjoy your outing and gain some extra strength to keep on coping and supporting your family.

Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them.
Margaret corgi owner

Jane Franklin said...

Just caught up on all the cards I missed. No WiFi where we were on hols. Love the different looks.Thanks sue. Hope everyone is enjoying the sun. Luv jax

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue lovely to some samples of the older dies,as they were also super.i just had a call from my daughter saying the wedding anniversary card was stunning,I tryed your card with the flat roses,but I forgot too photo it.
Sorry ?Sue the card is lovely and different,thank you for the inspiration .
Enjoy the rest of the day? Night?

nannapat said...

Clever use of the dies Sue. Old cards are fine by me when they look that good! Congrats to the winners. Pat x

Carole Z said...

Afternoon Sue, a gorgeous card! Congrats to the winners, hugs Carole Z X

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, a rather different card but I like it. Hope you are having a lovely weekend. Well done to all the winners. Kind regards Joanne K x

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

It may be the older way but it still looks great!! Beautiful card Sue. Congratulations to the lucky winners. Karen

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Lovely card again today and it is good to see some of the older dies in use.
Gorgeous day here in West Sussex, it was 23 degrees when I recently popped to the shops. It is so wonderful to feel the warmth and it helps you relax and forget the aches and pains for a while!!! Hope the good weather stays a bit longer!
Love Lesley S

nancyd said...

Hi Sue,a fantastic card black and
white always works and its good to
get inspiration for our older dies
as we tend to forget about them when we get all the new ones.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Nancyd xx

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card again today and so excited to see I have become a winner of your comments game, Thank you so much for your continued inspiration. Well done to all the other winners too. x

baconbits said...

Evening Sue
Loveky gentle card today love the sentiment today.
Good to get inspiration for older dies as these tens to be over looked when new goodies are aroubf.
Amanda x

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
Lots of detail in today's card. It shows how versatile dies are, no matter how long you have had them, they can all get an airing again. The silver and white is such a clean, crisp look and it's a lovely sentiment.

Sandy H said...

As always a super card. It's lovely to see old cards just as it's lovely to see old friends! Congratulations to the lucky comment game winners.

magpie said...

Hellooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! I love this card Sue. Love how you have used dies and built it up to make a focal point. Gorgeous in the silver and white. I also love how you have used BF bracket corner die to make the lovely focal point in the middle. It's a matter now of getting all the corners out that I have and trying to put them all together to see what I can up with! Thank you Sue for all the inspiration. I hope you're having a wonderful time with your mom and family xx Sending all our Wilsonettes love and a hug who need one and for all who are in pain xx Gail, so glad that you decided to go to the show and a meal for your husbands birthday. You need that you and him time, although your thoughts will be elsewhere I know. The feeling of helplessness is always there...Lyndsey, glad to hear that the mares and foals have enjoyed this bit of sunshine....Lynne, by 'eck those fur babies keep you on your toes! They just love being mischevious don't they? Our two budgies are just as bad. We've not long had new curtains and have had to put a scarf on the left curtain and two scarves on the right one to stop them from chewing at the pleats at the top! There are a string of three hearts hanging from the left side and three plus a large heart on the right side, also to stop them. The little blighters had had a fine time swinging on the large wooden heart while we were out. We didn't know until we spotted wood chippings on the rubber plants leaves.....The next thing on the agenda is two swinging chimes!! Fingers crossed...Congratulations to all you lucky winners! Wonderful! Enjoy your prizes! Hope everyone has had a lovely weekend. xx Love Karen xx

Annie Pennington said...

Lovely card, I like the star shape. xx Annie P

Christine C said...

Hello Sue and Everyone,
What a clever way to make the dies
work I would never have thought of
using dies this way and the effect is wonderful, love the
colours aswell, hope everyone has
had a lovely sunny sunday. from
Christine C and Ella

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue great card lovely ideas.
Denise X

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue great card lovely ideas.
Denise X

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, it is good to see the older cards occasionally if only to remind us to use our older dies. Love the layout of today's card.
Heading for a long soak in the bath after a day in the garden. I have probably overdone it but our weather is so unpredictable you have to do what you can whenever you get the chance.
Hope eveyone has enjoyed their week-end.
Congratulations to today's winners, enjoy your prizes.

Beth T said...

Love the card-I'm sure it's even more beautiful in person. Thank you for the inspiration. It would be fun to try in so many colors.

CraftyJo said...

Lovely! Great ideas - as always ;)

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A lovely card, and all completed with die-cuts. Really lovely.
Congratulations to all the lucky Winners !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Theresa Pace said...

stunning card. i'm sure it would look ace in black and white too which at first i thought it was. very clever use of dies when you think it was all created using 3 dies. gorgeous xx

jane gray said...

Beautiful. Dies are amazing crafting tools. I know that I don't use them to their full potential. Need to dig out a set and have a play. Jx

Sonia Jones said...

Stunning card x

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes so nice to see older cards & I should use some of my old dies but I'm so in love with your dies Sue I have forgotten the way you mix all the dies up & change them about,silver & white just a lovely colour combo,also love the EB folder so all in all a gorgeous card. Hope your still loving being with your mom & family love & hugs Lynda Brock xx

Gail happy birthday to your husband & hope you enjoyed the meal & theatre. Sending gental hugs for your brother you & his family hope they can help his pain soon love Lynda xx

Norah ha ha I do that if I'm expecting a crafty parcel I hide it from hubby as you say they are none the wiser, I'm also his labourer when he does DIY lol love Lynda xx

Steph hope you sold loads at the farmer's market today today. I can imagin your Daughter looked gorgeous trying on her wedding dress mums are aloud to shed a tear or two you take care gental hugs Lynda xx

Lynne hope your ok & Tilly & Cully are behaving hugs to you &. Cuddles for them love Lynda xx

Camille hope you had a more restful day after all that gardening take care hugs lynda xx

Love & Hugs to Pam,Tina Tress, & any one else who need them xxLynda

Congratulations to all the lucky winners enjoy your prizes

samantha wade said...

Hi, I don't mind any card that you would like to share, they are all brilliant , xx

SHARICA said...

Another lovely card today .. congrats to all winners :)

terrie said...

Very pretty card...
I like seeing all of your cards
Well done Sue!

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card, as usual. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

johanna from widnes said...

hi sue a truly lovely card and it may be an oldy to you but i havn't seen it before so its new to me as i'm new to you lol, i love it and will be having a go with my own dies love j

AnneRD said...

Another great card today Sue, we mustn't forget the older dies! Anne x

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous card and love the design. You are missing some really hot weather here Sue! Congrats to all the lucky winners. Hugs, Carol S.xx

lorraine taylor taylormadecards said...

Lovely card nice to see the old greats,
Been gardening allday started off weather ok then I came in looking like a drowned rat as it then rained again grrr weres our sun hopefully it will show up soon, garden is coming on thro so all good,take care hugs to all well done winners,gail / hubby enjoy ur night, norah do what I do when assisting hubby, drop large hammer on his foot that wil sure be a reminder of your helped lol, in fact he will tell everyone you assisted .lol hugs
Lorraine x

lorraine taylor taylormadecards said...

Lovely card nice to see the old greats,
Been gardening allday started off weather ok then I came in looking like a drowned rat as it then rained again grrr weres our sun hopefully it will show up soon, garden is coming on thro so all good,take care hugs to all well done winners,gail / hubby enjoy ur night, norah do what I do when assisting hubby, drop large hammer on his foot that wil sure be a reminder of your helped lol, in fact he will tell everyone you assisted .lol hugs
Lorraine x

dreamer said...

My what a nice card, do not mind how old you say they are,as long as they keep on coming, one on my joys is to open my emails to see what beautiful card you have posted, you never disappoint me, thank you Sue, regards. Wendy

Eemeli said...

Gorgeous. I like the geometric shape and symmetry (the engineer in me loves
when things are in symmetric balance and prefers square shapes and corner
over round ones :) Fabulous minimal color scheme.

Hugs from Finland,

nzillingworth said...


Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, its great to go back and use the older dies.
Congrats to all the lucky winners!

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
the colours didn't come through too well but I bet it looks better in real life.

Margaret O